Large Car Sales In America - August 2015 YTD

2016 Ford Taurus China
Full-size sedans from volume automakers with luxury-like price tags and, sometimes, midsize-like space, aren't popular. And they're increasingly unpopular. 

Americans registered nearly 50,000 of these cars in August 2014, but fewer than 43,000 in August 2015.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - August 2015 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - August 2015 YTD

During the first eight months of 2014, Ford sold nearly 47,000 total copies of the Taurus, including the Taurus Police Interceptor. During the same period one year later, Taurus sales are just a tick over 34,000 units, a 28% decline.

Impala volume is down 22%. The Kia Cadenza has tumbled 38%. Nissan Maxima sales, which should rebound as the new model launches, were down 30% in August 2015. 

USA August 2015 large car sales chart
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LaCrosse, 300, Charger, Azera, Avalon: they're all failing to match 2014's output in the U.S.

At this stage a year ago, many of these cars were failing to match 2013's year-to-date output: LaCrosse, Impala, 300, Charger, Taurus, Azera, and Avalon.

Pictured above is the 2016 Ford Taurus, a car designed for China and, at least so far, not intended for American intake.

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC's Sales Stats page. This table is now sortable, so you can rank large cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • August 2016 • September 2015 • July 2015August 2014
Large Car
44541.2%28,669 33,654 -14.8%
98020.8%76,107 97,937 -22.3%
152126%2199 2055 7.0%
4887-15.2%33,03434,827 -5.1%
8211-18.0%63,316 63,517 -0.3%
5216-22.4%34,017 46,937 -27.5%
511-43.1%4358 5214 -16.4%
3029-19.4%22,184 20,065 10.6%
522-38.3%4021 6524 -38.4%
6110-30.4%22,930 35,351 -35.1%
7040-22.0%39,490 45,163 -12.6%
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49,934-15.0%330,325 391,244 -15.6%
Source: Automakers
* Hyundai USA, not GoodCarBadCar, chooses to combine sales figures for the Genesis sedan and Genesis Coupe, forcing us to include the Genesis with these volume-brand cars on pricing grounds before we even get to the "brand status" issue.
GCBC isn't here to break down segments, an impossible task for any group, but to display sales data for the sake of comparison. The more ways sales data can be displayed, the better. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.

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